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We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
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Grace's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Grace received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on buying cement that I used to plaster my house to get rid of the dust. I bought a solar lighting lamp because kerosene was proving to be expensive."
Hadijja's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Hadijja received a $422 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that i am nolonger stressed about buying kerosene as I have solar light at night. Life has really changed because the money I would use to buy kerosene now covers other expenses like medical "
Serfina's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Serfina received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on buying a mattress because my previous one was thin and worn out, I paid school fees for my children and bought a solar lighting system which assist my children to do their homework comfortably after dusk."
Rose's family
access_time almost 6 years ago
Rose received a $465 third payment.
"My life is now different because of the transfer, since I have been able to buy cattle and constructed a kitchen thus I nolonger suffer during the rainy season about where to cook from. I also bought a solar lighting system thus I don't have to buy paraffin on a daily basis. "
Sabina's family
access_time almost 6 years ago
Sabina received a $466 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer to complete making the walls of my house to make the house look decent. I then installed solar lighting in my house to improve lighting and be able to charge our phones. The rest of the amount was spent on buying school uniforms and shoes to replace the old ones that the children had and also on food."
Jane's family
access_time almost 6 years ago
Jane received a $483 second payment.
"I spent my transfer on buying a cow which I am keeping for milk. I then bought a solar lighting system for my house and I no longer use a tin lamp which was very expensive to use and not convenient. I then bought iron sheets which I want to use in building a new house ones the last transfer is sent. I then bought new seat cushions for my seats because mine were torn and worn out."
Linet's family
access_time almost 6 years ago
Linet received a $482 second payment.
"I spent my transfer on building a new and bigger house because my old house was a single room and too squeezed for my big family. I also paid school fee for my child who is in high school for the whole term. I then bought a solar lighting system since we do not have electricity in our house so it helps us with lighting. I then spent the rest in boosting my tailoring business by buying more clothe material which I sow and sell for a small profit. "
James's family
access_time almost 6 years ago
James received a $482 second payment.
"I spent my transfer on building a new house since the one I was living in was very old. I then spent some on paying school fee for my children and then I bought school uniforms for my children. I then invested some into farming and the rest went into buying a solar lighting system to help my children in studying at night."
Noah's family
access_time almost 6 years ago
Noah received a $112 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on buying solar light because of darkness at home,plastic chairs for my visitors,mattress and sand because I would like to renovate my house."
Nuubu's family
access_time almost 6 years ago
Nuubu received a $112 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on buying a Solar light because i was staying in darkness,i also brought a mattress since i was sleeping badly and bought a bag of posho because we have been staying hunger. "
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